Swashbuckling time at Cromer Junior School pirate day

Cromer Juniors 'pirates' Kevin Kaminski, Archie Galasky, Zak Jordan and Jay Foster. Picture: KAREN B

Cromer Juniors 'pirates' Kevin Kaminski, Archie Galasky, Zak Jordan and Jay Foster. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Swashbuckling youngsters at Cromer Junior School had a chance to hone their seafaring skills, from map-reading, to hunting for treasure, as part of a pirate-themed activity fortnight culminating in a dress-up day for staff and pupils.

Seven-year-old pupils Olivia Toyn and Alfie Hollan-Penegelly dressed in swashbuckling gear for a pir

Seven-year-old pupils Olivia Toyn and Alfie Hollan-Penegelly dressed in swashbuckling gear for a pirate day held at Cromer Junior School. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

After choosing their own pirate names – which ranged from Flint-Hearted and Red Socks, to Blunderbuss and Gold-Finger - the young buccaneers made pirate finger puppets, sang songs, wrote stories, and created pirate-themed artwork.

The Year 3 pupils also took part in a map-reading workshop with Adrian Hall of the Norwich-based school geography organisation Active Outdoor Discovery.

And they took a trip to Cromer Museum, where they went on a treasure hunt, did a navy drill, and created a story board, before staging a drama about joining a pirate crew.

Joan Fields, who organised the activity fortnight with fellow Year 3 teacher Sally Osborne, said youngsters had been keen to get involved, with one pupil saying the dress-up day was 'the best day ever'.


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'It has been a really exciting topic that has allowed us to integrate a whole range of subjects,' she added.

'The children have loved it and absolutely everybody dressed up, which was wonderful.'

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